Your Morning Song

Three categories: Joyous, Energetic, Thoughtful.

  • Joyous = waking up with hope and confidence that today will be better.
  • Energetic = a double espresso jump start for the day.
  • Contemplative = stay in bed a bit longer to think about your dreams and your hopes for the day.


Come over to the dark side. We have music.

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A deep dive into a few numbers you might have missed so far on your journey through life.


When our beloved musicians die, we feel bereft because we know we’ll never hear anything new from them. An archivist may discover some buried treasure, but that’s not the same…


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The unfamiliar can be scary.

These songs are from the Classic Rock era of the 60’s-70’s, but they’re not classics in terms of popularity — you won’t hear them on an oldies station, and if a few of these artists do show up on the airwaves or in a playlist…


Real true lyrics by the Louvin Brothers

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I’m responding to a challenge from Terry Barr, and following Songstories’ suggestion that this be a relational prompt, I’m selecting a duo from Terry’s home state of Alabama: the Louvin Brothers.

The album cover may be unintentionally comic, but as with much…


(No, not that squirrel song)

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Terry Barr recently told of playing Santana songs at his Alabama church in the late 1960’s. I replied with a description of my own experiences, and Terry suggested I turn the post into an article. So if you have any objections to the following elaboration…

Steven Hale

Music: Discovering the lost and forgotten. Politics: Exposing injustice. Screenwriting: Emotional storytelling.

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